No parent likes to see their baby in pain, especially when baby starts to teeth, and there is nothing more heartbreaking than a consistent painful cry.
how to sooth THE PAIN FOR A teething baby
Babies start to teeth at different ages, but it is around the 2-3 month mark that parent usually notice the first signs of teething. Take a look at our comprehensive teething chart to find out more.
It can especially be frustrating when your baby seems happy and content, then overnight starts to fuss, excessively drool and become increasingly cranky. Here are a few symptoms to watch out for:
If you, like many other new parents, are facing the struggle of a soothing a teething baby - why not give the below remedies a try - hopefully they will bring comfort to both yourself and your baby.
Try a Cool Wash Cloth
No need to buy expensive frozen teething rings. Simply run a clean washer underneath cool water, put in a clean container and place in the fridge. Once chill, you can take it out and let the cool cloth sooth baby's gums through gentle sucking and gnawing.
Introduce Silicone Teething Necklaces
Silicone teething necklaces, like bambino bling, are an effective way to sooth babies gums whilst they are teething, giving them a distraction during cuddles as well as something to relieve the pain. bambino bling's silicone beads are safe on soft gums and made from 100% BPA free materials. Don't leave your baby alone with these necklaces however, they should be worn by the mother with supervision at all times.
Breast Milk Iceblocks
A bit different to your usual iceblocks, you can set your breast milk in the freezer for cool relief. Just make sure to place baby somewhere where you don't mind them getting messy!
Chill a whole cucumber in the fridge and give to baby to gnaw on (if you don't mind letting a whole one go to waste.) Otherwise, you can remove the skin and seeds, cutting the cucumbers into long and wide strips to avoid choking.
Clean, Dry Skin
Babies drool a LOT when starting to cut their teeth. Keep the skin around the mouth clean and dry to avoid uncomfortable rashes that may cause more pain for baby in the long run.
If symptoms worsen or persist, speak to your health care professional.